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Independents and Republicans Vie For Seats in Sea Bright

By Liz Sheehan SEA BRIGHT-The Borough Council election on Nov. 8 might bring a history-making event to the town: the first time a husband and wife have served as members...

October 30, 2016 | comments

Holmdel Candidates Split On Issues

By Jay Cook HOLMDEL – A pair of Democrats, Karen Strickland, who is running in her fourth consecutive election, and Barbara Singer, new to the political scene, look to oust...

October 30, 2016 | comments

Democrats Want To Bring Fresh Voices To Freeholder Board

Incumbents Emphasize Flat Taxes By Joseph Sapia In this year’s race for two seats on the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, spending is the big issue. Republican incumbents Thomas “Tom”...

October 30, 2016 | comments

Grants Fund Classroom Technology

By Elizabeth Wulfhorst Three schools in the area recently received $10,000 each from OceanFirst Foundation as winners of a 2016 Model Classroom Grant. Mater Dei Prep, Middletown; St. James Elementary...

October 27, 2016 | comments

Kyrillos Announces Decision Not to Seek Re-election To NJ State Senate

MIDDLETOWN, NJ –After 28 years in the state Legislature serving Monmouth County and the state of New Jersey, state Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election...

October 25, 2016 | comments

A New Vision For a Longtime Rumson Gathering Place

Update, Oct. 26: The restaurant’s re-opening date is October 31, and the name is going to be Russell & Bette’s. By Christina Johnson RUMSON – When Marilyn Schlossbach and partners purchased...

October 25, 2016 | comments

Dr. Steven Landers: VNA Teamwork Leader

By Gretchen Van Benthuysen While growing up in the Shaker Heights suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, Steve Landers’ family often could be found sitting around its kitchen table talking about what...

October 25, 2016 | comments

Deer Hunt Planned On Fort Monmouth Grounds

Story and photo by Laura Kolnoski By mid-November, the New Jersey Chapter of Hunters Helping the Hungry, a nonprofit corporation, will take part in a controlled, precision adult deer hunt...

October 25, 2016 | comments

Oceanic Bridge Information Sessions Oct. 25

Public officials are inviting members of the community to give input on what, if anything, should be done about the aging Oceanic Bridge (S-31), connecting Locust Point Road in Middletown with...

October 25, 2016 | comments

New Apartments, Retail Coming to West Side Transit Hub

RED BANK – An expansive mixed use development project is now on track for the area around the NJ Transit commuter rail station. The borough Planning Board on Monday, Oct. 17...

October 24, 2016 | comments

Do Your Homework Before Giving To Charities

CAVEAT EMPTOR. Let the buyer beware. Consumers should do their homework before hiring a home contractor or purchasing a major appliance or new car. We know that. But the same...

October 24, 2016 | comments

Rail Rage: Utility Opposition Captures NJ Transit’s Attention

Story and photo by Jay Cook NEWARK – Instead of the usual Thursday morning commute, dozens of concerned Monmouth County residents made the trip to One Penn Plaza East in...

October 24, 2016 | comments

Officials Spar Over Downtown Lot Redevelopment

RED BANK – A long-protracted, large, downtown residential project may have moved a little closer to being realized with a narrowly split Planning Board decision. The borough Planning Board on...

October 24, 2016 | comments

Talks Stall Between Navy and Local Officials Over Rentals

By Joseph Sapia COLTS NECK – Frustrated with the idea of opening housing on Naval Weapons Station Earle to the general public, local officials are hoping U.S. Rep. (R-NJ) Chris...

October 24, 2016 | comments

Who Knew Bulldogs Could Surf?

By Jay Cook At the high school level, true passion comes out in its purest form. Teachers tirelessly perfect lesson plans, counselors familiarize themselves with students, and coaches teach for...

October 19, 2016 | comments

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